June Is National Dairy Month!

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2021 Dairy FactsJune is National Dairy Month. Our dairy farmers work 365 days a year to bring us one of nature’s most nutritious foods. Dairy foods pack a punch when it comes to essential nutrients such as carbohydrates and fat for energy, protein for building muscles, calcium, and vitamin D for strong bones. Milk also provides electrolytes and fluid making it a great recovery and post-workout drink. Fermented dairy foods such as Kefir, cottage cheese, and yogurt provide healthy gut bacteria to help boost immunity. According to the USDA My Plate recommendations, adults should consume 3 servings of dairy products per day. Children should consume around 2 or 2 ½ servings per day, depending on their age. An example of a typical serving of dairy is; 1 cup of milk. Try this breakfast smoothie to start your day with a nutritious boost of dairy nutrition.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries halved
  • 1 banana quartered and frozen
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 198.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.8g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Cholesterol: 21.2mg | Sodium: 66.6mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 20.5g